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Winter 2016 Newsletter

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Ideas and inspiration for the K-12 community.

Winter 2016 Newsletter
 

Site Organization, Patrons & The Newsletter List

We've reorganized the K-12 Internet Resource Center into new areas, and made changes to patrons and newsletter subscriptions. learn more...

K12IRC.org is now divided into...

  • Resources – lesson ideas, videos & activities for the classroom,
  • Develop – professional development opportunities and resources,
  • Tools – everything from creating a class web site to creating videos and 3D printing,
  • Support – find your affinity group or a good laugh, and
  • Partners – ideas to engage students, their parents and the community.

Computer Science Education Week

Computer Science Education Week wrapped up Sunday, but the resources are still online. Check out Code.org's resources and goal to get computer programming into every school and every grade level, including K-5! learn more...

Minecraft in Education

The sandbox block building game has been rated as the 3rd most popular game of all time (after Tetris & Wii Sports). It's making great inroads into education, areas as diverse as computer programming and reading. learn more...

The New Education Law

No Child Left Behind has now been replaced with the Every Student Succeeds Act. We've assembled some resources to get you up to speed. learn more...

Automated Essay Scoring

While this technology will not replace a human reviewer anytime soon, Automated Essay Scoring looks like it will be a great help for teachers. We even have a link where you can try it out for free. learn more...

New Videos

We are always adding new video resources to the site. Recent additions include

Take Five

Finally, here are some fun stories & videos teachers can relate to. learn more...


Thank you for reading our newsletter. Your feedback will help us build a better resource for you and your colleagues. You can use the Comments link found at the bottom of every resource page, or simply e-mail us at webmaster@k12irc.org.


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New Visualization Tools

The Internet and modern browsers allow students build and test bridges, view plane traffic in real time, change gravity and perform experiments – all from their browser. Check out simulation and visualization tools available now.

K12IRC.org flyer - Totally Free Resources For Teachers

Help Spread The Word

We have postcard flyers available for free. Leave some in your break room or distribute them at meetings or professional development events.

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Partners

Develop partnerships and engage your students, their parents, and the community.

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Support

Find an affinity group or a good laugh.

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Tools

Everything from classroom automation and making a class web site for free to creating videos and 3D printing.

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Development

Check out the wide variety of professional development opportunities and resources.

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Resources

Find a lesson idea, video or activity for your classroom.

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